Advocates Tip: Find an Activity You Love!

January 8, 2013 | Posted In Advocates | Share

Hi! My name is Cecille, and I want to share with you a little story about a big issue – Helping the orphans of this world.

The Lord placed the desire to adopt in my heart in my twenties and sadly, many years later I’ve not yet adopted. However, I’ve discovered a wonderful way that I can do something to help orphans…Show Hope’s Advocates program! Last year, I trained for and competed in running races while earning sponsorship pledges from people. My two daughters and I raised more than $800 for Show Hope by running! We created our own sponsor sheets and found many people who were supportive and eager to help us.

The race I entered and completed was the Missoula Half-Marathon which took place last summer. It was so much FUN, and the kids had a blast too! I have always loved to run, and it has been truly amazing to find ways to combine my passion for running with my passion for helping orphans come home to forever families.

I encourage you to find a sport or other activity you love and create a way to use it to help waiting children! Most importantly, I give all the glory to my Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus. Thank you Show Hope for all that you do and for letting me be a part of it!

Cecille Gillette

January is the perfect time to create a New Year’s resolution and set goals that give back for 2013! Whether you’re getting into shape to run a marathon, or taking up a  creative new hobby, we encourage you to become a Show Hope Advocate and set goals that transform the lives of orphans today!

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